After leaving the castle, we will follow an old shepards' path reaching the hills framing our plateau to the west.
Riding through the chestnut woods we arrive at the top of the crater where there is a breathtaking view of the area. To the south is the crater of the beautiful Lake Bolsena next to the hills surrounding little lake Mezzano to the west. Behind us the imposing shape of Mount Amiata is towering from the north.
On a clear breezy day the sea can be seen some 40 km away to the west like a glowing mirror reflecting the sun.
Carrying on up and down through the valleys and hills, across a plateau, we can enjoy the peace and the scenery. In particular, the mesmerising Mount Amiata, Radicofani fortress and the distant castle of Torre Alfina.
From the hills on the way back we will follow a comfortable trail winding through the fields and taking us back to the castle.
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